Showing posts with label Aloe vera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aloe vera. Show all posts

Saturday, November 3, 2018

ALOE VERA - Is it Good For Your Teeth?

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Aloe vera is known for its many health benefits and is widely acknowledged for its use in helping to improve the appearance of the skin, treat digestive problems, and boost your immune system and well-being. However, a lot of people are unaware of the fact that aloe vera can actually be used for dental care as well.

Oral dental care is very important because as we all know you only get one set of (real) teeth in this lifetime so you have to look after them. You should, therefore, brush your teeth twice daily and floss your teeth and gums regularly as well. You should also consider using mouthwash as additional protection against bacteria and plaque. Plus of course, you should limit the number of sugary foods you eat and visit your dentist every six months for a check-up.

These are the traditional ways of looking after your teeth but aloe vera, although not clinically proven, is regarded by many people, including some dentists, as being useful in the fight against tooth decay as well.

The mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria which can be a major problem if preventative measures are not taken because these bacteria can attack the teeth and gums, and can lead to bad breath and other specific conditions such as gingivitis, stomatitis and periodontitis. Aloe vera, however, has many anti-bacterial qualities which is why it is said to be very effective in fighting the bacteria and preventing these problems.

Aloe vera is most effective when working from inside the body so specific types of products such as aloe vera juices and pills are probably the most effective at fighting bacteria. Of course, you wouldn't necessarily buy these products with the sole purpose of looking after your teeth, because it can get quite expensive when used with all the other preventative measures you may be taking, but you will benefit from the other health benefits of aloe vera as well by taking these products. So as well as looking after your teeth, you can help improve your skin's appearance, aid digestion, and boost your immune system and general well-being at the same time.

If you do want to use aloe vera solely for your teeth, you can try using one of the many kinds of toothpaste and tooth gels that are on the market. These will all contain the aloe vera ingredient specifically with the sole purpose of protecting your teeth from bacteria.

Whichever aloe vera product you use, it's clear that aloe vera's anti-bacterial qualities can help to fight the onset of tooth decay and bacteria.

Thursday, October 4, 2018


Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store wat...
Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store water in their fleshy leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Why might you wish to drink Aloe Vera? I can think of plenty of reasons - none of them necessarily the one that started me drinking it. You see, I drank it initially because my dog did!

Well, not just because Sam was lapping it up as if his life depended on it, although that did strike me as odd because he was quite a finicky dog and Aloe Vera isn't as tasty as, say, a juicy bone or sizzling steak. I decided to drink it after witnessing the changes in him.

Around the age of eight, his limbs had stiffened and the vet had pronounced him 'arthritic'. This was sad to see since Sam - a Bearded Collie - had always been so 'bouncy'. Beardies do seem to bounce - really! But there had been no bouncing recently and the vet hadn't held out much hope of Sam's limbs becoming less stiff.

Then my daughter produced a yellow tub with a brown lid and insisted: "Give him this to drink!"

Knowing how the contents of such a tub had helped her IBS I was perplexed. How could Aloe Vera help two such different conditions? I was also skeptical, not being a believer back then in 'alternative medicine'. But my skepticism was soon put to the test.

Within two weeks Sam had back his joie de vivre. I could hardly believe the evidence of my eyes as he reverted to his old self, chasing gulls on the moors opposite our home and - yes - bouncing again!

Perhaps I was imagining things. Or perhaps this 'rejuvenation' would be short-lived. But then my fellow dog-walkers started noticing... and commenting... and asking what on earth was going on.

Before long several of their dogs were 'on the drink' - and benefiting from it. Meanwhile, I'd been doing some research and starting to think that I too should perhaps drink Aloe Vera.

My limbs weren't stiff and nor did I have IBS, but I'd been learning - from a doctor, no less! - that Aloe Barbadensis Miller (the only 'true' Aloe) was, among other things, a natural 'balancer'.

It balances the immune system and the gut's interior (where it tends to regulate the various bacteria and yeasts inhabiting it) - and substances in the Aloe, such as the salicylic acid and the plant sterols, are able to soothe muscles and maintain healthy joints, mobility and flexibility.

I was beginning to get a glimpse into how the drink that had helped my daughter was also helping my dog. And I loved the fact that this particular Aloe Vera Gel was seemingly equally beneficial to both humans and animals!

So I joined in and began drinking it! For me it was (and still is, ten or so years on) a tonic. I'm talking now about the specific Gel in the yellow tub (not an Aloe Juice), which gives me a wonderful sense of wellbeing.

Boosted by the minerals and vitamins that occur naturally in Aloe Vera, plus all its amino acids and other ingredients, my body feels as if it's functioning at 100%. And the colds and viruses that afflict others more often than not pass me by.

Do you now feel at all inclined to drink Aloe Vera yourself?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Make Your Own ALOE VERA Drinks at Home

Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store wat...
Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, store water in their fleshy leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The aloe plant has been used to treat various types of ailments for centuries. Studies confirmed the many health benefits of drinking the juice such as improving one's immune system and digestion. Drinking the juice can have as many healing qualities as the topical treatments. Aloe vera drinks are definitely a nice way to get refreshed and be healthy at the same time. I must warn you though because the plant contains a vegetable-like taste which will take time for you to get used to. A lot of people can't tolerate the taste and the smell but you can add sweeteners and fruits according to your choice to make the drink tastier.

One of my favorite aloe vera drinks that I like to prepare at home is the choco-banana aloe smoothie. For this recipe, you will need a glass of chocolate milk, 250ml skim milk or soya milk, 8 tablespoons aloe gel and 1 large banana. Just blend everything together and enjoy. If you're not a huge fan of chocolate and banana then you might want to try the strawberry honey aloe smoothie. You need to blend 1 pound of fresh strawberries, ½ juiced lemon, ½ cup ginger tea, 2 tablespoons honey and 8 tablespoons of the gel. This is a really good refreshment. Even the kids are going to like it.

If you're watching your weight, you can make the non-fat fruity aloe smoothie. For this recipe, you will need: ¼ cup sliced apple, ¼ cup banana, 1 juiced orange, 4 tablespoons honey and 8 tablespoons of the gel. Blend everything together and enjoy. Aloe vera drinks are great for improving your digestive system and your overall well-being. 

There are plenty of ways on how you can enjoy the best of this miraculous plant. Add any fruit or juice of your choice and crushed ice if you don't have a blender at home. When I'm too lazy to make a smoothie, I just add orange juice with the prepared gel and I take it 30 minutes before my meal to aid with my digestion.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Chinese Dessert - ALOE VERA With Ginkgo Nuts, Longans and White Fungus

English: Using Aloe vera to make a dessert
Using Aloe vera to make a dessert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Aloe vera with ginkgo nuts, longans, and white fungus is a nutritious Chinese dessert (or "tang sui" or "tong sui" in Chinese). This Chinese dessert is suitable to be taken during hot summer days as it has cooled. The white fungus usually uses in Chinese soup as it is known to benefit the spleen, strengthens the stomach and expel heat. Meanwhile, ginkgo nuts are good for women who experience excessive white discharge and children with weak bladders.

This dessert can be taken cold or hot. Remove the ginkgo nuts by cracking the shell before cooking. To remove the skin from the nuts, keep them in the refrigerator first. This will loosen the skin so that it is easier to peel.

As for the white fungus, soak them in cold water for a while. Once the white fungus becomes soft, cut into small pieces.

Remove the aloe vera skin before cooking. Slice them into small pieces.

Longans skin is light brown in color. The flesh is juicy and transparent.

  • 2 pieces white fungus
  • 1/2 cup longans (canned)
  • 1/4 cup ginkgo nuts
  • 1/8 cup aloe vera flesh
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water

  1. Soak the white fungus in cold water for a few minutes.
  2. Remove the skin from aloe vera.
  3. Remove the shell and skin from the ginkgo nuts.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and boil for 2 hours.
  5. Serve when cooked.
This dessert can be boiled longer if you want the nuts to be softer. If you want to boil longer, use a slow cooker and set to high. It will be cooked to perfection in 4 hours time. Add only enough water to cover the ingredients. This will fasten the cooking time. Once the desserts cook, switch off the stove, add sugar and some more boiled water.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

ALOE VERA Products

Aloe Vera - Photo: Pixabay
Aloe Vera looks like a cactus but is really a member of the Lily family. Aloe Vera is a well known herbal preparation that has been in use for a long time. Aloe Vera products are broadly used in today’s globe. Aloe Vera can be used to heal both internally and externally. It greatly speeds the healing of many skin injuries, including ulcerations, burns, hives and poison ivy and also acts as a laxative. Aloe Vera products find main types such as creams and gels and internally digested via juices and tablets. Aloe vera health products assist rebuild your skin, hair and digestive health.

Aloe Vera Gels

Aloe is one of the most commonly used herbs in the United States. Aloe gel is commonly used for burns, bug stings, scratches, itches, acne, allergies, irritations, rashes, dermatitis and other skin troubles. It is found in a number of high-grade skin care products.

Aloe Vera Juices

Aloe Vera juice, extract, drink or concentrate is used by patients with gastritis and irritable bowel with very satisfying results. Aloe Vera Juices is consumed for restoring and maintaining the balance of stomach acids. It has proved that it promotes and maintains the right equilibrium of stomach acids.

Aloe Vera Sun Care

Aloe Vera Sun Care provides great, protection against both burning UVB and aging UVA rays. Sun Lotion contains a wide range of plant extracts to ensure they defend and hydrates the skin as well as antioxidants to aid protect the skin. Aloe Vera Sun Care provides active principles of synergy to soothe psoriasis, eczema, and areas where skin restoration is needed.

Aloe Vera Toiletries

Aloe Vera Toiletries alleviates the pain of arthritis, rheumatism, gout, aches, and sprains and aids poor circulation. Aloe Vera Toiletries also enhances the immune system, protecting against colds and flu.

Aloe Vera Powder

There are many different Aloe Powders available on the market today. Each of them is either freeze-dried, cryo-dry or spray dry. Aloe’s healing power comes from increasing the availability of oxygen to the skin, and by increasing the synthesis and strength of the tissue.

Juliet Cohen writes articles for Free Home Remedies. She also writes articles for beauty tips and women hairstyles.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Using ALOE VERA in Dental Care

Aloe vera has been widely acknowledged for its ability to heal burns, cuts, and infections. More recently, it has gained popularity for its soothing properties, and the plant is now being recognized for its ability to alleviate many common dental ailments. In fact, when Aloe is present in tooth gel, it cleanses the teeth and gums while soothing the entire mouth.

Aloe can provide many benefits for people looking to improve their oral health. Toothpaste containing aloe vera can eliminate high levels of pathogenic oral microflora. It is also believed to be as effective in combating cavities as traditional toothpaste, as both regulate high levels of bacteria in the mouth. A study in May-June 2009 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) journal, concluded that tooth gel containing aloe was just as good or better than commercial brands at controlling cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.

Aloe gel does not contain abrasive elements which are found in regular toothpaste, making it an excellent alternative for people with sensitive teeth and gums. Plus, aloe can prevent dryness in the mouth. The anti-inflammatory anthraquinones present in aloe latex are natural pain relievers.

Research has shown that aloe vera plant contains enzymes which help the regeneration of cells. These healing properties can help oral care, especially sores, burns, and small cuts on the inside of the mouth. Its anti-fungal properties help to reduce plaque accumulation. Gingivitis, the condition characterized by bleeding and inflammation of gums, can be cured with aloe vera. It can also bring relief to individuals with dentures who are suffering from soreness resulting from ill-fitting dentures. For people who have dental implants, aloe can help fight inflammation caused due to bacterial contamination.

Using aloe vera in dental care is growing in popularity because it is all-natural, with none of the side effects of abrasive chemical agents. You can find extensive information on aloe gel toothpaste online, even ways to make your own Aloe vera mouthwash! Aloe vera gel toothpaste is available in a variety of flavors today. However, you should choose your aloe vera tooth gel in the appropriate form. Ensure that you buy aloe gel toothpaste that is certified by the American Dental Association (ADA) and are designed to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Grow ALOE VERA And Other Beneficial Plants

English: Aloe vera plants (Indonesian:Lidah Bu...
Aloe vera plants (Indonesian:Lidah Buaya), Bangka, Indonesia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A lot of families may have had an Aloe Vera plant in the kitchen. This succulent is easy to grow and quite hardy. If you get a minor cut or burn, cut or snap off a piece and rub it on your skin. Some people can be allergic to it so check first. The inner gel is the part of the Aloe Vera that is used to heal. You can apply it several times for best effect.

An herb garden in your kitchen is a fantastic way to get the great flavor of fresh herbs into your cooking. And what could be fresher than seconds from the plant to your food? Fresh dill, chives, basil, tarragon, mint, and many others are well liked by most people and easy to get hold of as seedlings or seeds. Use an oval container because this fits nicely on a windowsill. Be sure there is proper drainage and don't forget to water the herbs and feed them occasionally. Most herb plants can grow for a few months before getting too "leggy".

Many herbs can be dried and used for teas or stored in your pantry for use all year long (especially in a cold climate where they may not grow well in the Winter), and some herbs are well-known for their medicinal qualities. If you take any over the counter medications or even prescription ones, check with your doctor before combining that and any herbs that are not traditionally used in cooking.

Many herbs grown indoors may aid in digestion. Some can just be broken off but a few need preparation first. Some common herbs used to help are:
  • Anise. This herb helps with digestion and can ease colic in infants.
  • Coriander. This one can help with digestion and it's also a great cooking herb, especially when added to salsa.
  • Fennel Oil. It can be used for upset stomachs plus it may increase breast milk production in nursing mothers.
These are just a few of the uses for your indoor herb garden. Always check a few reliable sources of information before using something you've never ingested before.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hair Loss ALOE VERA Treatment And Other Natural Hair Loss Treatments

Deutsch: Echte Aloe (Aloe vera)
Aloe Vera - Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Many people feel that the problem of hair loss cannot be solved with the help of hair loss treatment products. They often get frustrated after spending too much money on ineffective hair loss remedies and their side effects with no positive results at all. In reality, hair loss treatment can be divided into two categories: Natural hair loss treatments and chemical treatments.

Here are some best hair natural hair loss treatments:

Aloe Vera

Indians, Native Americans, and Caribbeans have used Aloe Vera to promote healthy hair and prevent hair loss since ages. Aloe Vera balances the pH of the scalp and heals from within. It is also helpful in cleansing the pores. A general remedy of Aloe Vera gel with coconut milk and a small amount of wheat germ oil used as a shampoo has shown great benefits. Aloe Vera surely helps you stop hair loss.


If you are affected with hair problems like eczema, psoriasis, dandruff or seborrhea you are requested to use jojoba oil. Native Americans and Mexicans have used jojoba oil for centuries to prevent hair loss and to control dandruff. Jojoba oil works well for hypoallergenic skin, as is a good moisturizer. This is one of the best hair loss treatment products.


Henna is a traditional Indian herb, which is a good natural conditioner and works great as a hair loss treatment product. It heals hair shaft by sealing the cuticle and repairing, stops breakage and restores the silky-shiny effect of your hair.

Capsicum - It stimulates hair growth by 50% and increases the flow of blood to the scalp. This herb is effective in preventing hair loss.

Lemongrass - This herb helps to stabilize oil product in the scalp. It also provides nourishment to the hair. You can use oil of lemongrass for massage as well.

Dong Quai - Formation of DHT is the main cause of hair loss. Dong Quai contains phytoestrogens, which reduces the formation of DHT. Hence, Dong Quai is believed to be helpful in hair loss.

It is recommended that you consult an expert to know which hair loss treatment product is suitable for you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ALOE VERA and Women

Aloe vera with shoots 4
Aloe vera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here are some reasons why aloe vera is beneficial to the female species:

1. Digestion. Aloe vera improves digestion and absorption of nutrients. It helps in elimination of toxins without causing diarrhea. It also reduces yeast content subsequently enhancing growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes and more - aloe is hailed as one of nature's super food to fight against debilitating modern gastro-intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome which affects mostly women.
2. Constipation remedy. Generally speaking, females are prone to constipation. Yes, a woman is constipated easily just because she is a woman. For instance, women are often constipated before menstruation. This is due to higher level of female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Also fluids that flow to the colon to soften the stools are retained in other parts of the body. The aforementioned hormones also increase during pregnancy. It is important especially for pregnant women to know that the yellow bitter sap is the power laxative and should be avoided. The transparent gel should be used for a gentler constipation relief. Due to lack of medical research, pregnant women and young children are generally advised against using aloe. However, there are many quality stabilized aloe gel products that claim to ward off constipation during pregnancy plus supplying folic acid to prevent birth defect.
3. Natural skin care ingredient. The aloe gel can be used as a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask; treat acne, wrinkles, rashes and a range of skin problems. If a woman could put up with the unflattering smell of the plant, she got to take care of almost all the needs of her skin and she doesn't have to buy too many bottles of skin care products.
4. Teeth and gum care. Dentists who use aloe gel in their practice find that it disinfects, reduces pain and inflammation after surgery. In fact, it is better than some anti-inflammatory drugs as it does not become toxic to cell tissues after a period of time unlike drugs. Open wounds in the mouth that usually take three days to heal, got healed in one day when aloe is used. Fresh aloe gel as toothpaste may taste bitter, however it does cleanse the teeth, fight plaque formation and reportedly stop gum diseases.
5. Heal cuts and infections. Aloe gel penetrates beneath the skin, replacing fluids without stopping oxygen from reaching the injured location. This way, the cut heals faster and chances of scarring reduced. This wonderful healing property of aloe is widely acknowledged as it is used as a base for wound dressing even for cancer patients in the hospitals. A woman should stand by aloe in case of injury to her face or, her children.

In conclusion: Aloe vera provides nutrients fundamental to a woman's health. Aloe vera gives a woman glowing skin and radiant smile. It is also a handy home remedy for her family. So blessed are women whose circumstances allow them to grow aloe and who take the effort to do so.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Must Have Ingredients Of ANTI WRINKLE CREME

Aruba is known for its Aloe vera
Aruba is known for its Aloe vera (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Anti-wrinkle cream brings life back into the skin where needed to repair and rejuvenate the skin. Unfortunately, many anti-aging creams on the market do not work as advertised. They contain very little of the ingredients stated on the label, and some products may only temporarily help the skin look better on the surface. For lasting skin care results, you'll want an anti-aging cream that contains a high concentrate of important active ingredients.

One Key Ingredient for Anti Wrinkle Creams - Aloe Vera

Look for anti wrinkle creams that contain the ingredient aloe vera. Aloe vera comes from plant juice and is completely natural. It has been used for years as a healing remedy for skin cuts and burns, and the medical and herbal world are now exploring its remarkable anti-aging properties. 

Anti-aging creams with aloe vera (particularly aloe vera barbadendis leaf juice) can help rejuvenate the skin without harsh chemicals and unwanted side effects. Natural anti-aging skin care products such as Rejuvion contain a base of aloe vera, meaning all other ingredients are mixed into the main constituent of aloe vera.

L-Carnosine (Endymion)

Another important ingredient to look for in an anti-wrinkle cream is L-Carnosine, or Endymion, which combines two amino acids called beta-alanine and L-histidine. This ingredient enhances the body's ability to rejuvenate cells, or make old cells younger and extend the cell's life cycle. It can also help other bodily functions such as protecting healthy cells from radiation damage, fighting allergies, improving blood flow to the brain, and many other functions.

Tamanu Oil

A helpful ingredient found in some anti-wrinkle creams is Tamanu oil, which comes from the Tamanu tree. This oil is an amazing topical healing oil for the skin and has antibiotic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antineuralgic, and antimicrobial properties. It has been used in various countries around the world for many purposes including skin rashes, cuts, sores, chapped lips, arthritis, diaper rash, skin allergies, boils, burns, gout, and ringworm.

Other Ingredients for Skin Care and Rejuvenation

These are only a few important ingredients, but there are many others to look for on skin care product labels. A blend of the above plus a healthy concentrate of the following ingredients can create lasting results: shea butter, mango seed butter, camellia sinesis leaf, avocado oil, alpha arbutin, hydrolysed collagen, sodium hyaluronate, ubiquinone, phytonadione, methylsulfonylmethane, sweet almond oil, evening primrose, Centella Asiatica leaf extract, vitamin B5, and sorbitan oleate. 

These ingredients and others each have a purpose in the anti-wrinkle cream to help your skin look and feel healthier than ever. Buying online is the easiest way to find an effective anti-aging cream. Be sure the online retailer lists the active ingredients in the cream, and read information about possible side effects before making a purchase. Check out online anti-aging skin care products to find a cream that blends these crucial ingredients for maximum results.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Homemade ALOE VERA Soap

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Photo by Kake . 
Homemade ALOE VERA SOAP can be a very useful product. Even in houses where allergies and sensitive skin aren't prevalent, there are still many benefits to using soap that is aloe vera-based and not created from chemical products. A lot of people make their own soaps because it is so simple, and often have a specific scent or type of product that they like to include that might not be found in soaps that you can buy at the store. Making aloe vera soap is a very simple process, and allows you to have better cleansing products without having to spend a fortune at specialty stores.

Start your homemade aloe vera soap project by grating the soap base into a heat-resistant bowl. Glycerin soap and hypoallergenic soap are two popular choices to use as a base. Use 2 cups of this soap as a base, and then add 1/4 cup of aloe gel that is fresh from a plant. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and leave it until the materials have melted and blended themselves into one. If you want to add scents or textures, you will need to let the mixture cool for a little bit. If you don't, you can simply put your soap into a mold that is coated with Vaseline for easy removal. Refrigerate the soap overnight and then set it in a dry, airy place in your home for about 3 weeks so it can dry completely.

Making homemade aloe vera soap is something that many people enjoy because it offers a great alternative to store bought soaps and also to the messy nature of using liquid aloe or gel-based cleansing products. Anyone can make their own homemade soaps quickly and easily, regardless of their abilities or experience in making soap. This is a great way to get the skincare products that you need without the hassle or expense of searching for them in stores near you.

Having an aloe plant thriving in your garden, or even indoors on your windowsill, is well worth the effort. The gel the plant produces has a multitude of uses and its elegant appearance is a feature in any landscape.

    Grace Quill is a keen gardener and while having great respect for modern medicine, having worked in the industry for over twenty years, she is an advocate of common sense natural healing where appropriate. She and her husband live a contented life in a mudbrick house surrounded by native bush. Grace's current goal is to slowly turn her light green lifestyle into a truly environmentally friendly one.  
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Thursday, December 28, 2017


The healing potential of aloe vera has been known since times immemorial. Aloe exerts unmistakably soothing effects on the skin. Using aloe vera has rapidly become one of the best natural means to get relief from acne without having to visit the doctor.

Aloe vera is known to speed up the healing process, help relieve the pain, redness, and inflammation associated with acne outbreaks. Aloe vera also has antibacterial properties that help speed up the process of clearing up of the acne and also prevent infection from continuing. However, it is important to realize that it is never wise to use aloe vera to treat deeper lesions or severely infected lesions as the healing process is slower in these instances. And it is not wise to apply any topical preparations in these instances without medical recommendation. It is in these cases that Aloe vera capsules come in handy as they are taken orally and are not applied directly to the skin. It would always be wise to use an oral preparation of aloe vera for its systemic benefits beyond superficial effects.

Aloe vera is often available as a spray, liquid, gel, lotion, cream or capsule. These preparations can be availed without a doctor's prescription. Before buying an aloe preparation make sure that the ingredients contain the highest potency of aloe and are free from additives. Make sure that you do not accidentally get the creams, lotions or sprays into the eyes.

One more precaution to take when using a topical preparation of aloe is to test whether you are allergic to it. Just apply a small amount of the preparation to a small area of the skin and wait for 5-10 minutes. If there is no reaction then you are not allergic. If you develop any redness or itch then you might be allergic to the product (not necessarily the aloe but could be any of the additives). Wash off with warm water and then seek a medical opinion.

The bottom-line is that Aloe vera works wonderfully well for acne lesions and is an effective home remedy for acne sufferers. Oral Aloe vera is an attractive alternative to fight acne outbreaks and also prevent recurrences plus taking aloe orally offers a multitude of systemic benefits.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Herbal Cancer Treatment - ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera - Photo  by oliver.savage 
Aloe is indigenous to Africa but it is being cultivated all over the world. The best well known and common species of aloe is of course aloe vera, but actually there over 300 other species of aloe. Aloe Vera has been used for treatments and as a remedy since ancient times. Aloe is mostly safe to use for humans both topically and orally and is reported to be non-toxic even when injected in high doses.

Aloe has been studied extensively in Japan, Russia and also in Madagascar. There is a lot of evidence that aloe is useful as a non-specific immune stimulator and immune modulator. Not only is aloe a potential adjuvant therapy for cancer, it is also valuable for patients who immune functions have been compromised by mainstream therapies.

In studies carried out in 1980 and 1981 at the Pasteur Institute in Madagascar, the researchers found out that mice given a hypodermic injection of unrefined Aloe vahombe extract were all safe against infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae, Yersinia pestis, Candida albicans fungus and Plasmodium berghei parasites. In 1988 it was found that aloe inhibited the metabolism of arachidonic acid. One product of this acid suppresses the activity of immune cells that are part of the body's surveillance against cells of the cancer.

An evaluation of antimetastatic properties of aloe[ usefulness in potentiating the effectiveness of chemotherapy was carried out by two Russian researchers. They found out from their research that aloe treatment contributed to a reduction of the mass of the tumor, metastasis frequency and metastatic foci at different stages of tumor progress without affecting major tumor growth, using three types of experimental tumors in rats and mice.

S.Y. Peng in another animal study found that acemannan increased sarcomabearing mice survival. Acemannan, in both highly purified and enriched forms, was administered intraperitoneally to mice to which murine sarcoma cells had been subcutaneously implanted. The invasive, highly malignant and rapidly growing sarcoma grew in 100% of implanted control animals. This resulted in in mortality in 20 to 46 days. About 40% of animals treated with acemannan at the time of implantation of the tumor cell (1.5 x 10(6) cells) survived.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

How to Make Your Own ALOE VERA Moisturizer

Aloe has been known in the cosmetic industry as an effective treatment for acne and dry flaky skin. It contains healing and soothing properties to help heal sunburned skin no wonder a lot of sunscreens use aloe as one of the active ingredients. Making your own aloe vera moisturizer at home is very easy and you don't have to worry about harsh chemicals that can cause allergic reactions to your skin. If you want a simple moisturizer, you can mix one part of raw aloe vera gel to one part of mineral or distilled water. Heat this mixture in a double boiler until it forms into a cream. This is great for dry, sore or sunburned skin. You can apply it on your elbows, knees or any rough skin in your body.

An aloe vera moisturizer is also great when used as an anti-aging cream. We all know how expensive anti-aging products are and most of them do not really work. We get carried away by advertisements and we just end up throwing away our hard-earned money and being disappointed. To make your own at home, you need:

- 1 tbsp. Aloe Vera gel

- 1 tbsp. beeswax

- 2 tbsp. lanolin

- 2 tbsp. rose water

- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 2 to 3 drops of essential oil (lavender, orange, lemon or rose)

Combine the lanolin and beeswax together, melt them in the microwave for about 30 to 40 seconds. Mix the olive oil and aloe vera gel in a large bowl using a wire whisk. The aloe will help hydrate the skin, it also contains plumping agents to keep the skin looking young. With regular use, your wrinkles will be less visible. Combine the two mixtures together with the use of a rubber spatula. Beat until you get a very smooth consistency. Add the rose water and the essential oil. Keep beating until the aloe vera moisturizer is thick and creamy.

Pour the mixture into a clean jar that you can tightly seal. You can use and store the moisturizer for up to 4 weeks. Use it every morning and night after cleansing and toning your face.

Friday, September 15, 2017

ALOE VERA and Cancer

English: Bud of aloe vera flowers
Bud of aloe vera flowers
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As I earlier said that nature always has a cure for the diseases it creates. And one such recently discovered natural cure of cancer is found in Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is plant grown in the African countries and is known for centuries to counter a million diseases including cancer.

You have 200 different types of cell in your body, which usually all life, grow and multiply in harmony. For example, you always have just the right number of liver cells and white blood cells because there are many different signals that control how much and how often your cells divide. If any of these signals are faulty or missing, a cell may start to grow and multiply too much - the beginning of cancer. This can happen in almost any type of cell, anywhere in your body. That's why there are many types of cancer like breast cancer, cervix cancer, etc, each word refers to the place where the uncontrolled growth has taken place.

We don't need to discuss cancer here, as most of you reading this article are already suffering or have a kin who is suffering from cancer. What we need to discuss is the natural cure for cancer that is Aloe Vera and how it can cure cancer.

It is clear from research conducted throughout the world over the past thirty years that Aloe vera and, in particular, certain specific substances in the plant - have very dramatic and impressive anti-cancer effects. Aloe Vera has been demonstrated to enhance the immune system's response to cancer, promote the growth of new and healthy cells, and reduce the overall viral load within the body thereby revitalizing the body in its fight against cancer.

Research has shown that Aloe vera use can double the number of both "killer" and "helper" T-cells within three weeks and at the same time reduce the P-24 core antigen - the overall indicator of viral load in the body. Interferon and interleukin production is stimulated, attacking cancer and viruses in the body. Lectins and emodines are two anti-tumor chemicals in Aloe vera which, along with an increase in the tumor necrosis factor brought about by Aloe vera, begin to destroy malignant cancer tumors.

So..less tumors mean less cancer. It said that the body is always fighting with cancer tumors, but these are miniatures and have no effect on the body. This means that everyone around suffers from mild cancer. But it is only when these cells multiply uncontrollably its called cancer.

You can consume Aloe Vera as a juice extracted from the leaf of the plant, but the recommended method is to take in aloe vera supplements. You can consider taking Aloe Vera supplements.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Using HERBS to Relieve Hemorrhoids - Aloe Vera, Bilberry and Butcher"s Broom

To relieve hemorrhoids first look for ways to get your bowels moving easier and more frequently so they produce softer stools. I have suggested ways, in other articles, to do this by changing your diet.

Any straining and puffing you do to push hard or even soft stools out during a bowel movement will aggravate your hemorrhoids and can lead to bleeding and pain.

Aloe Vera in HDR
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When completing a bowel movement, make sure you are using the softest tissue available so that when you clean yourself you don’t scrape or aggravate your hemorrhoids. You can also use a pre-moisten tissue. Just make sure that the tissue you use is not colored or scented because these chemical additives can aggravate your hemorrhoids. You may have to take a shower a couple times a day to keep your rectum area clean.

Here are three natural remedies that you can use to aid in eliminating your hemorrhoids.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is an astringent that helps to heal open wounds. It is useful in hemorrhoids by applying the gel directly onto your anus. The best type of gel for this is directly from the aloe plant. If you don’t have one, then 100% organic whole leaf aloe gel is second best. You can get this organic aloe at a health food or nutrition store.

If you have a fresh plant, wash a leaf thoroughly with distilled water. Peel it on one side, bend it with the peeled side outward, and slip it into your anus. This will provide you with pain relief and reduce your hemorrhoid bleeding. Just trim down the leaf so it slides into your anus easily.

Aloe Vera juice, that you drink, is also good for hemorrhoids. It helps to soften your stools and to activate peristaltic action. If you like aloe juice, then drink around 1/2 a cup of Aloe Vera juice three time a day.

You can add 1/4 or 1/3 part aloe juice to a cup of apple juice to make the taste easier to handle. To make this aloe-apple juice more effective, add 10 drops of barberry extract.

Barberry is an astringent for blood vessel congestion along the colon and rectum. It will improve blood circulation; it stimulates the immune system to resist disease, and will tone body tissues. It also is capable of stopping bleeding hemorrhoids.

Blaeberry (Bilberry)  in Flower
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Bilberry’s active ingredients are flavanoids. Bilberry contains chemical called “anthocyanosides.” This fruit like herb has been used in Europe for a long time. In clinical studies, it has shown to be effective in treating weak capillaries by strengthening their walls.

Buy the 25% standardized formula and take 100 mg three times a day of bilberry. Bilberry will give you hemorrhoid relief.

Butchers Broom.  Ruscus aculeatus
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Butcher’s Broom

Butcher’s broom, an evergreen bush, has a history of being used for varicose veins and hemorrhoids. As an extract, it contains “ruscogenins”, which can narrow blood vessels and decrease their inflammation and swelling. It strengthens and tones veins and capillary walls. Take 100 mg of butcher’s broom three times a day. Use the type that has 9-11% ruscogenins.

Now you can use either of the three herbal remedies for hemorrhoid relief. If one is not working to good, try the other. Once you have gotten the hemorrhoid relief that you want stop using the herbal remedy.

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